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Hayward Career Coaches

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Zion Health and Wellness
4.8
from 88 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 281 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hantz F.
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Best coach ever!

  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
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I've been working out with John for over 3 years, and he has transformed my body. He helped me lose about 13 pounds before my wedding. He's more than just a personal trainer - he's a life and health coach as well. I know if I have any questions about health or what I should be eating, I can always send him a note, and he'll respond. Every workout we do is always different. He keeps things interesting, and I always leave feeling good/sore. John is the best!

Sean Michael Imler
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Candace C.
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Sean is an amazing healer, life coach, therapist, and body talk expert. He was able to bring peace to some old emotional wounds that I hadn’t thought about or even realized were still there. I went to him because I felt “stuck” and was searching for advice on my life purpose. After just two months of sessions, I already felt much healing and therefore more joy than ever in my daily life and am also able to express myself better and see more clearly changes to make to encourage my happiness and growth so that I may pursue my dreams being more in the flow and in the spirit of love.

  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tim J.
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Leslie is a great coach. She really listens, and is very focused on helping you figure out how to move forward.

  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jen P.
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Deb is an amazing life coach. My husband and I truly feel she is an asset to our relationship. She is a great listener and is nonjudgmental. I feel she comes from a place of love. She helps us see things about ourselves we might not have, if we didn't have her in our lives. Whenever she leaves I feel I have gained so much by our time together, that would have otherwise got ignored, not talked about, or buried. She is sweet, sincere, relaxed and full of great insight. We are so blessed to have her in our life! Thanks, J and I

Relationship Specialist
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ilana K.
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The best coaching!!

Vitality Path
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Megan L.
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My Experience working with Amanda on bettering and enhancing my path to vitality was absolutely incredible. She had amazing attention to detail and had me look into aspects of my life that I hadn’t considered to be something that would affect me. She is a brilliant coach and really motivated and inspired me. She helped me to see my best life and the possibilities and potential of myself. The steps and guidance she provided me with have given me tools that I can use throughout my daily life through it’s unpredictable and changing ways. I am always prepared to handle situations that I before would have stressed over or avoided due to anxiety. She also helped me with my gut health which was resulting in my skin having reactions that I just couldn’t get rid of. Everything she does is for you and she’s genuinely cares and wants to help you. Her coaching has changed my life and I highly recommend her. She is an absolute goddess and wonderful human being.

Life Coach
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara L.
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Melissa's enthusiasm and positivity is infectious and present in everything she brings to the table. She's helped me question and think deeply about what I truly want in life, in both my career and my well being. She's pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and I've grown immensely. I highly recommend Melissa for anyone who is at a crossroads about their future!

Summer Simonton
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
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Summer is a very caring and kind and skillful coach. I've only had one session with her so far, but came away extremely impressed and appreciative.

Aurelian Coaching
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Amy D.
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Working with Nicole: WOW! Nicole is at the top of her game! She's enthusiastic and professional. She's prepared and punctual. Her methodology and coaching are comprehensive, creative and targeted for the modern market place. My cover letters, resume and interview prep are anything but generic! She has tailored them to reflect me uniquely. Having been out of the work place for 10 years, raising a family, she has prepared me to be confident and competitive as I begin a new career. I know that my relationship with her will most certainly continue. She's an asset in regards to staff development, communication strategies, and furthering future career steps towards higher management. I cant recommend working with her enough! Thank you, Nicole!

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Neda N.
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I spoke with Velina on Skype about the challenges I'm dealing with in my life and she was really helpful. I highly recommend her to anyone having difficulties or needing a good coach in their life. She seems to know a lot and has a lot of experience helping people with all kinds of issues. For me, I really felt like she cared deeply for me and understood me like a close friend and yet is very professional. She is warm and kind. I'm so glad I found her. She helped me so much.

Empowered Journey
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Milan M.
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Arya from Empowered Journey is a great life coach and counselor. I have used him in the past to work through a couple of major problems / life dilemmas and will use him in the future, when need arises.

  • 36 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ilya K.
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Let me tell my story. I was looking for place where I can challenge my body and relax my brain. From the bagging I felt that this place is THE PLACE. 7 am bootcamp is really hard for non-morning person. After first 2 weeks, I started feeling more energy during the day. So mornings are not that bad. Next big thing for was a Tough Mudder run. Lori believed in me and helped to prepare. I finished it. 14 miles up/down Tahoe Northstar Ski resort, 20+ obstacles, 1 ice bath(google Arctic Enema), 2 electroshock etc. Next month I was playing volleyball and completely torn my ACL. With Lori's help I successfully went thru rehab. She is amazing educated coach. Lori knows everything about human body and muscles, diets and nutritions etc. My nutritionist told my exactly the same as Lori did a couple months earlier. After 1 year I lost about 30 pounds and 4 sizes :) So if you are willing to work hard and achieve a results this is a right place.

  • 22 years in business
Joanna M.
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I am a mid-career professional seeking to change direction and I couldn’t have ask for a better Career Coach than Dr. Milwid. Dr. Milwid is a skilled guide. She begins by leading you through a self-exploration that helps you understand not only what you’re looking for but also what you have to offer. She then turns tactical and offers extremely helpful and practical guidance for restructuring the primary documents needed for an effective job search: your resume and cover letters. Throughout, Dr. Milwid shares relevant articles and research and brings to bear her decades of experience advising people and her own multi-faceted career. Dr. Milwid is also extremely encouraging and a genuine pleasure to work with. You’ll leave your sessions with Dr. Milwid feeling energized and prepared to embark on a targeted and effective job search. I feel lucky to have worked with her and am confident you’ll feel the same.

Soaring Revenues, Inc
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Haris B.
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I signed up with Coach Tarek after attending one of his seminars Pathway to Maturity. I had some challenges at home and work and Tarek worked with me to understand me and where I am coming from. He then helped me see things in a fresh light, helped me improve my body language and voice. Through a series of exercises he helped me understand my core, find my purpose to my life and where my interests lay. I would highly recommend him as a personal coach.

A Balanced Life
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
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I felt at ease with Judy from the moment I met her. She always has a smile on her face and really takes the time to get to know you as she works with you. I was really struggling with some personal problems when I started working with Judy and I am truly a different person now a year later. It can often be scary to seek help or go talk to someone, but Judy made the experience a pleasant one and I highly recommend her if you're looking for a life coach. No matter where you're at in life, we are constantly growing and it was very helpful for me.

Fog City Career Coaching
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aanchal R.
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It's been a pleasure working with Michelle and she's been able to leverage her extensive career experience to give me guidance and advice when I need it. As I begin to navigate the start of my own career, having Michelle as a resource has been invaluable!

Porche Wellness Coaching
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Andrea R.
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Patrick was great!! Really pushed me to my full potentia, I was surprised to be able to lift so much after our sessions, highly recommend him to anyone looking for a motivational trainer :)

Cici Woo
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shanthi Marie B.
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Claudine Woo is an amazing mentor and career coach. She is intuitive, compassionate, and works with you to establish pragmatic and tangible solutions to help you achieve your professional goals. Claudine has been a constant source of support, and an authentic guiding voice on a career path that has been anything but clear. I recommend Claudine especially if you find yourself balancing multiple passions, and looking for a path that may not be as visible for you as it is for others.

Nelson S.
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Steph is so great! She energized me to fulfill my passion and always work hard.

Live Your Dreams Coaching
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
Ivory A.
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I was looking for someone who doe's taxes and came across Charlotte on thumbtack. I was tired of getting gouged by H&R block. She not only did my taxes for less she got me back more than i would have with H&R. I've also used other services she provides ie; life coaching and financial advice. she motivated me to purchase my first home. Thank you Charlotte so much!!!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a career coach?

If you’re interested in furthering your career and want expert help, a career coach is a smart solution. A career coach is a professional you hire to guide you during a job search or a career transition, or to help you improve and advance in your current position. A career coach analyzes your work situation and learns what your professional goals are. They then create a strategy to help you achieve your targets. Throughout the process they should provide objective feedback and guide you in approaching the process strategically. Here are some of the tools and tasks a career coach may assist you with:

  • Helping you build a strong resume that reflects your work history, potential, and skills
  • Coaching for interviews and strategies for solid answers built around your resume and the target job
  • Defining your career goals
  • Creating a plan for job searching
  • Improving networking strategies and skills
  • Developing strategies for negotiating raises or promotions
  • Assessing why you’re not getting where you want to go
  • Identifying new positions or career opportunities that fit your skills

Why is career counseling important?

Career counseling can help you discover your career path, help you overcome challenges preventing you from finding happiness in your job, or help you learn more about career opportunities that are available to you. Career counselors are typically counselors who specialize in helping guide people into their best career choices. As professionals, they have typically completed a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on career counseling and bring a nuanced understanding of the emotional blocks that prevent someone from doing what they love or getting ahead in their current position. Here are some of the ways that career counseling can help:

  • Identify your skills and talents and how they correlate to different career paths
  • Educate you about the educational requirements for launching in various careers and what earnings can look like
  • Help you understand the kind of environment you want to work in, and which careers are best suited for that
  • See opportunities to transfer your existing skill set to other career areas
  • Help you identify causes of tension or unhappiness in your current career and how to overcome those difficulties
  • Help you create a game plan for moving forward
  • Provide a safe space for you to understand your feelings about career choices you’re making

What is a career counselor?

If you’re feeling lost in your career path, overwhelmed, in need of a job but confused as where to start, or ready for change but uncertain what you want, a career counselor is a good choice for you. A career counselor is typically a licensed professional who has earned a master’s degree in counseling — likely with an emphasis on career counseling. Each state has different licensing requirements for career counselors, so be sure to research before reaching out to a pro.

Due to their academic backgrounds, career counselors often have a more holistic and in-depth approach than a career coach. Career coaches are not regulated by states and also tend to be more business-focused — a good fit for those who know what they want but need help achieving it. On the other hand, a career counselor provides guidance and clarity around some of the more emotional aspects that job hunting and career movement entail. Career counselors meet with you in a series of one-on-one sessions. They assess your personality and learn what drives you. They get a detailed understanding of your work history and your hopes, and often work to help you discover any internal blocks preventing you from going where you want to go. Hiring a career counselor is appropriate at any time in your career, from recent graduate to executive-level management.

How much does it cost to hire a career coach?

When it’s time to take your career to the next level, it’s time to hire a career coach. The cost to have a career coach help you with your professional journey will vary based on how many sessions you require, the level of coaching you desire, and the rates of the coach as determined by their experience, expertise, education and training. On average, career coaching sessions can range from 60 to 120 minutes, depending on the professional and what your needs are. Career coaches in smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living will also typically have lower rates than those residing in large metro areas like New York, although most do offer remote coaching. Many coaches also offer a free introductory consultation, which gives you the opportunity to determine if their personality and coaching style are the right fit. It’s helpful to ask the coach about their relevant experience and get references from former clients. Depending on the professional, session rates could range anywhere from under $60 to well over $250 per session. Package discounts are a good way to commit to the relationship as well as get savings on services.

How much does it cost to hire a career coach?

A career coach provides one-on-one sessions to help you reach your career goals or overcome any challenges you’re having in your career path. The cost to have career coaching can vary based on factors such as the number of sessions you purchase at one time and the experience and rates of your counselor. Career counselors are typically professionals who have earned at least a master’s degree in their field. Based on their academic background, supplemental certifications they have received, and any postdoctoral work they have done, their rates may vary. Typically career counselors offer reduced rates when you sign on for their services on an ongoing basis. A typical price range for career counseling services (nationally) could be $75-$150 per session. Remember to always ask if the career counselor offers a complimentary introductory session. You want to make sure the relationship will be the right personality and counseling style fit to help launch your confidence and upcoming career changes.

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